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Tseng Kwong Chi

20120530182507-filmstill_12 How Do I Fit Into This?   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Tseng Kwong Chi, Yan Deng, Wing Young Huie, Wayne Liu, Arthur Ou, Julie Quon, Ka-Man Tse, Ann Woo, An Xiao, Amy Yao, Chien-An Yuan, Hai Zhang, Jiajia Zhang at MOCA - Museum of Chinese in America April 26th, 2012 - September 10th, 2012
Posted 5/30/12

What is perhaps most effective about America through a Chinese Lens is the vision of its curator. Herb Tam, who is also director of exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America, draws from his own insight as a Chinese American. Using his intricate understanding of the history of American photography, Tam presents a powerful exhibition that examines not only the perspectives of Chinese photographers confronting American ideals and realities, but more broadly illuminates some of the essential c... [more]

Paris_with_eiffel_tower A Look at Tseng Kwong Chi   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Tseng Kwong Chi at Paul Kasmin Gallery - 10th Ave April 3rd, 2008 - May 3rd, 2008
Posted 4/17/08

In 1972 Nixon did something no other president had done. He shook Mao's hand and promised greater openness with China. But he backed up his promises with the most typical politician filler: emptiness. Responding to the unfulfilled words of the politician, Tseng Kwong Chi donned a cheap Mao suit and reflective shades, and set out across the world as the ‘Ambiguous Ambassador.' This series of work depicts Tseng as a pseudo Chinese official posing before many of the world's most famous touri... [more]

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